Atkins, Cashwell provide updates during Varina District meeting

Henrico School Board member Alicia Atkins (Varina District) and Superintendent Amy Cashwell answered a range of parent and provider questions from the Varina High School library in a virtual Varina District town hall meeting Thursday night. Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson also provided details about school construction and a plan for childcare assistance. The county has set aside $2.5 million […]

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In virtual Brookland meeting, majority of citizens express support for civilian review board

Brookland District Supervisor Dan Schmitt heard verbally from 28 county residents and in written form from about a dozen others during an 80-minute online constituent meeting Thursday night about the potential creation of a civilian review board for the Henrico Division of Police. The county’s Board of Supervisors will meet Monday night at 5:15 to discuss the matter in detail […]

Shoe-drive planned at Dorey Park Farmers Market Aug. 22

Nonprofit Soles4Souls will host a shoe drive at the Dorey Park Farmers Market Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone can bring new or gently-worn shoes of any kind to the market, at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road in Varina. The donated shoes will be distributed to Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise programs that create jobs in Haiti, Honduras and other developing […]

Senate Judiciary Committee advances criminal justice reform bills

The Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday passed several criminal justice reform bills during the special session of the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. The first bill, SB 5014 would require all law-enforcement officers to complete crisis intervention team training as part of the compulsory training standards. Advanced training would be provided to a CIT team, but methods as simple as first […]

Henrico’s positivity percentage drops by nearly 1%

Henrico County’s 7-day positivity percentage has decreased substantially, dropping from 7.1% Aug. 15 to 6.3% Aug. 16, the most recent date for which the data is available from the Virginia Department of Health. The figure is expected to continue decreasing, as new COVID-19 cases are down in the county. Henrico also passed the 70,000-mark for PCR testing, with the results […]

CMoR to close Short Pump location permanently

The Children’s Museum of Richmond will permanently close its location at Short Pump Town Center by the end of August, organization officials announced Thursday. “This was a difficult decision, and we are very disappointed about having to close our Short Pump location, which had been in operation since 2010,” said Danielle Ripperton, the Children’s Museum executive director. “But it is […]

Henrico’s initial unemployment claims drop to post-pandemic low for third straight week

First-time unemployment filings in Henrico dropped slightly during the most recent reporting week to just 370 – another post-pandemic low – according to data released Thursday by the Virginia Employment Commission. It was the third straight week of decline, following three straight weeks of increases. Initial filings each of the past three weeks on record – 666, 379 and now […]

Henrico News Minute – Aug. 20, 2020

The August 20, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute features details about Henrico’s Board of Supervisors plans for a public meeting about a civilian review board; the deadline is tomorrow for small businesses to apply for COVID-related grants from Henrico County and Virginia LISC; a look at how public school systems in Virginia are reopening; a COVID-19 update; free […]

Restaurant Watch

A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. AUG 3 Sticks Kebob Shop, 1700 Willow Lawn Drive – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: observed raw shrimp not cooked to a high enough temperature; observed wet nesting of plastic lexan pans on a rack next to the three-compartment sink; found […]